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White Christmas? SAPS baffled as R20m of cocaine washes up on beach

The answer to this crime might be right under SAPS’ nose, after a huge batch of cocaine washed up on Jeffrey’s Bay beach today.

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This ‘snort-ical’ discovery has certainly left the authorities with their noses out of joint. On Wednesday, it was reported that cocaine worth roughly R20 million had washed up on a beach in Jeffrey’s Bay.

Police ‘carn-tel’ where cocaine batch has come from

SAPS, who will be cutting it fine to sniff out the perpetrators before Christmas rolls around, have not made any arrests as of Wednesday afternoon. With no leads as of yet, the criminals who were transporting this consignment will have to keep their beaks clean while the heat is on.

  • As reported by SowetanLive, a docket has been referred to the Hawks in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape.

Hawks spokesperson Lt Col Philani Nkwalase went public with the news earlier today. He told the media that a group of dog walkers were the first to notice the bags stuffed full of cocaine, which were tied together using ropes.

“The discovery of the consignment washed ashore was made by people walking their dogs on the beach. Upon examination they called the police about what seemed to be a drug consignment. No arrests were made at this stage, pending ongoing investigation.”

Philani Nkwalase

Jeffrey’s Bay mystery

The total weight of the goods came in at roughly 46kg. Not wanting to blow their chance of securing a conviction, an investigation has already got underway, and officers have shifted their probe up another gear – and they’re appealing for witnesses in the Jeffrey’s Bay area to get in touch with them.

The consignment is thought to be worth millions – at least, that’s the line coming from those in the know. SAPS are now working around the clock – and without sleep – to ensure that the drug dealers in this region don’t bring a ‘white Christmas’ of an entirely different kind to Jeffrey’s Bay, and this accidental bust had huge element of luck about it.

But if law enforcement officials can bag the perps within the next few days, a nice Christmas bonus should be coming their way – and we hope the final offer is nothing to be sniffed at…